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Protecting whistleblowers seeking jobs in the NHS

15 May 2017

The RCoA and the AAGBI have jointly responded to the consultation by the Department of Health on how to protect former whistleblowers from suffering discrimination in seeking employment in the NHS. The Department of Health proposes to extend the legislation that supports...

RCoA response to GMC consultation on Securing the licence to...

11 May 2017

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has responded to the consultation by the GMC on Securing the licence to practise: introducing a Medical Licensing Assessment (MLA). European doctors wishing to practise in the four nations of the UK are not currently required to meet a common...

RCoA response to DH fixed recoverable costs for clinical negligence...

05 May 2017

The Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Association of Anaesthetist of Great Britain and Ireland have jointly responded to the consultation from the Department of Health on the issue of Introducing Fixed Recoverable Costs in Lower Value Clinical Negligence Claims. The...

RCoA response to NHSE action to reduce sales of sugar-sweetened...

24 Jan 2017

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has responded to the consultation by NHS England ‘Action to reduce sales of sugar-sweetened drinks on NHS premises’. The RCoA is aware of the impact that obesity has on NHS resources and the increased risk of complications for obese patients...

RCoA response to NHSE consultation on the draft MCP contract...

24 Jan 2017

RCoA response to NHS England's consultation on the draft multispecialty community provider (MCP) Contract Package for Engagement The Royal College of Anaesthetists has responded to the above consultation offering support for a more integrated system delivering more effective...

RCoA response to Health Select Committee inquiry on Brexit

23 Oct 2016

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has contributed to the House of Commons Health Select Committee inquiry on Brexit and health and social care. The Committee was seeking “views on what the most important issues are to which attention will need to be paid in the withdrawal...

NHS England Managing Conflicts of Interest in the NHS

23 Oct 2016

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has offered comments to the consultation by NHS England’s new proposals on managing conflicts of interest in the NHS. Although we agree with the scope of this initiative and acknowledge that better definitions of ‘conflicts of interest’ for NHS...

The RCoA contributes to the Never Events Policy and Framework...

23 Oct 2016

NHS England is conducting a review of its Never Events Policy and Framework. The RCoA has responded to this review, setting out the main issues on which it wishes to see change: Changing the name from Never Events to Preventable Events in order to provide a clear signal that the...

RCoA response to GMC consultation on draft standards for...

23 Oct 2016

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has responded to the consultation by the GMC on the draft standards for postgraduate curricula and credentials. Whilst the standards seem appropriate, it remains very much unclear what they will mean in practice, particularly as the outcome of...

RCoA response to GMC consultation on UK medical register

10 Oct 2016

The Royal College of Anaesthetists has responded to the consultation by the GMC on developing the UK medical register. The proposal for the medical register to provide more useful information to reflect modern medical practice seems reasonable. However we are concerned over how...

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